Monday, December 22, 2014
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Leigh Centurions

We won’t be taking Dons lightly, says Leigh star

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Leigh forward Jake Emmitt insists the Centurions will not be underestimating the ability of Doncaster – their first opponents in the Championship play-offs – when they lock horns this Sunday. The Dons were one of only two sides to inflict defeat on the league leaders in 2014 (the other being Leeds Rhinos in the cup) and Emmitt does not want ... Read More »

Centurions celebrate Heritage Day win over Workington

Leigh Centurions enjoyed a Heritage Day celebration today at the Leigh Sports Village, when they defeated Workington Town 22-12 in front of 3,375 spectators, with the attendance giving support to those who would like to see regular Saturday afternoon football in the Championship. The Centurions launched their Players’ Heritage Numbers before the game, honouring the 1,392 players that have played ... Read More »

Leigh sign Wigan Warriors’ Hopkins on loan for 2015

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Leigh Centurions have continued their recruitment for their full-time campaign in 2015, after securing the signing of Wigan Warriors forward Sam Hopkins on a season-long loan deal. Hopkins, a former Centurions player himself before joining the Warriors at the end of last season, has made several appearances for Leigh on loan this year, but he will spend the entire 2015 ... Read More »

Rugby League World: Year of the Wolves?

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Warrington Wolves have long been tipped for Grand Final success – so is this finally their year? Rugby League World Magazine sits down with the four men charged with plugging the gap left by retiring halfback Lee Briers to find out. Chris Bridge, Richie Myler, Stefan Ratchford and Gareth O’Brien have all featured at halfback this season and are now ... Read More »

Centurions: Martin Aspinwall signs full-time extension

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Leigh Centurions have announced that Martin Aspinwall has agreed to extend his career with the club and has signed a one-year full-time contract that will commence on December 1, 2014. Aspinwall, 32, has made a successful transition from the three-quarters to the front-row and has a wealth of top flight and international experience. After beginning his career with home town ... Read More »

Championship: Centurions finally fall at Doncaster

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Leigh Centurions suffered their first Championship defeat of the season yesterday as they went down 24-16 away to Doncaster after a big second-half rally from the hosts. Leigh, who had won all their previous 18 Championship games this season, had led 16-6 at half-time following tries from Martin Aspinwall, Ryan Brierley and Sean Penkywicz. But Doncaster fought back in the ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions sign Jonny Walker

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Championship outfit Leigh Centurions have secured another impressive signing, after they completed the signature of former Hull KR forward Jonny Walker. The 22-year-old left the Robins last month under a dark cloud, but the Championship pacesetters have moved quickly to snap up Walker for next season on a one-year deal – with the option of a further year. Leigh Centurions ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions: Tommy Goulden signs full-time deal

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Leigh Centurions have announced that Tommy Goulden has signed a one-year full-time contract with the club, which will commence in December 2014 with a further one-year option at the Centurions’ discretion. The 32-year-old back-rower has been in outstanding form for Leigh this season and has now scored 46 tries in 125 appearances for them since his debut in 2010. Goulden ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions: Sarsfield pens new deal

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Leigh Centurions have announced that Matthew Sarsfield has signed a two-year full-time contract with the club, commencing in December 2014. The 22-year-old back rower has impressed in his first season with his hometown club, scoring five tries in 14 appearances. After emerging through the ranks of Leigh Miners Rangers, Sarsfield originally signed for Wigan Warriors, playing for them at scholarship ... Read More »

Comment: The Leeds loss really hurt Leigh

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This is an excerpt from a story published in this week’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. At Saturday’s Wigan-Castleford Challenge Cup tie, Leigh coach Paul Rowley and scrum-half Ryan ... Read More »

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